Artificial reefs in Bahrain

Photos’s credit: Reef Ball Foundation (

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)




The reef balls shown in the inserted represent a sample of the artificial reef program in Baharin which started in 1982 in which artificial reefs are strategically distributed around Bahrain to create new habitats for fish.

The photos show a new version on artificial reefs which are commonly called “reef balls” which are made of concrete with different sizes. In this particular part of the project, the reef balls have been placed in locations that were not supporting fish life before. The subsequent monitoring as reported, the marine life has been flourishing near the reef balls which were dropped in water 2002.



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